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Our 2018 season started on 5 May. Pells Pool is the oldest documented freshwater public pool in the UK. We celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2011 and continue to welcome thousands to our unique pool in the summer months each year. The Pells Pool...more
As a lifelong resident of Lewes I have visited the Pells almost every day possible. Once you get over the initial bite of the cold water, it makes for a great afternoon of fun! The staff (especially Phil the manager) are kind and friendly.
I visited here for a pool session with Bewl Canoe Club. It's the best pool I've been to for this sort of thing. The only reason I've marked it 4 out of 5 is that it closes on 1st September and we can't use it...More
Wonderful afternoon at Pells Pool. Despite being busy the staff were all really friendly. Bonus of gorgeously fresh pool that is 46 meters long. The grassy area is huge and well kept with plenty of shade if you need it. The coffee is good and...More
Hot day in the summer hols arriving 15 mins after opening was faced with a 1hr queue to get in. Gave up after 15mins. Will try again one day, but be more carefull about day selection. Discracefull queue jumping. Last straw was a family of...More
"Lovely sunny afternoon with highs of 24 degrees" We thought we would take advantage of this and visit the pool for the first time. Unfortunately we found a very packed and dirty pool. My daughter found old plasters disguarded in the pool and on the...More
A wonderful old (very old) freshwater spring pool, facilities just what you need no gloss, a great pool, lovely setting and very friendly helpful staff who care about the place. No over chlorinated water, no waves, 50 yards (yes yards) of good swimming pool. Of...More
I've been a fan of this wonderful outdoor pool for longer than I care to remember and my relationship with it has changed over the years.
When I was single I would just visit occasionally on a really hot day, when I would find a...More
This is a gem of a place. Cheap (parking nearby for £2 and adults £4 kids £2) lots of space and shade on the surrounding grass ideal for picnics and meet ups. Friendly and vigilant staff. The pool is 46m long and there are floats...More